Man causes panic by climbing plane on airport runwayJuly 20, 2019
It took security agents more than 30 minutes to respond to the scene and arrest the man.
An aircraft was grounded at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos after an unidentified man mounted the plane on the runway.
The Azman Airline aircraft was at the airport’s holding bay expecting clearance for take-off to Port Harcourt when the incident occurred.
A passenger on the plane raised alarm on social media about how the man ran from the bush to the aircraft with a bag he later dropped inside one of its engine.
“So our flight was taxing on the runway and about taking off when this man shows up running towards the moving aircraft from the bush.
“The pilot and a few passengers spotted him running towards the aircraft and the pilot immediately slowed down and quickly put off the engine.
“The guy approaches the plane with gloves and starts walking around and under the aircraft holding a bag which he dropped inside the engine,” the passenger, Otto Orondaam, narrated on his Instagram account (otto_orondaam).